Fabulous and Fearless Females

October 9, 2018

I spent a few days in Washington DC recently with the Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of America and attended their Women’s Leadership Council. It is Read More

Advancing Industry: Innovations in wine and vine

October 2, 2018

Advancing Industry: Innovations in wine and vine By Mark Stock for Oregon Wine Press In an industry so often associated with dank cellars, dusty bottles and Read More

New Partners for Wholesale Wine Sales

September 7, 2018

Here’s What Works: Wineries find success with new types of distribution companies by Andy Starr for Wines and Vines San Rafael, Calif.—The three-tier system can Read More

I am LIVE on LibDib. Now What???

September 4, 2018

Congrats! You are live!  You have spent time making a page full of great content and telling your winery/distillery story. Pictures, video, awards, sell sheets, Read More

My So Called CEO Life

August 16, 2018

Life of the startup CEO. What is it all about? Before I started LibDib I thought I had an idea but now…..I realize so many Read More

The Effects Of Recent Global Wine Mergers And Acquisitions On The Industry

August 6, 2018

Rabobank Group is an international financial services provider based in the Netherlands that offers wholesale, retail and private banking, and it dabbles in leasing and real estate Read More

Cheryl Durzy has been named one of IntoWine’s Top 100 Most Influential People in Wine for 2018

August 6, 2018

Click here to read entire list  There is currently a raging debate as to the validity of what an “influencer” is. Who are the most Read More

Liquid Assets: A Podcast with Rabobank

July 31, 2018

Click here to listen.  Cheryl Murphy Durzy is the founder and CEO Liberation Distribution (LibDib) and she joins the Raboresearch beverage team to discuss the Read More

Changes in Business Models Disrupt Wine Market

July 27, 2018

Changes in Business Models Disrupt Wine Market A recent report predicts the consolidation of wineries and more in the global wine business . BY LESLIE Read More

Working with Chains via LibDib

July 19, 2018

Start-up life is such an interesting animal. Literally, every day is different. Expectations and future plans can change quickly. In California, the LibDib model now Read More

LibDib Provides Distribution in California and New York to ANY Licensed Maker, Including Importers

July 5, 2018

Importers from around the world have three-tier access via LibDib Liberation DistributionTM (LibDib TM), the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to Read More

LibDib Courting More Importers

July 3, 2018

  WSD BRIEFS: LIBDIB COURTING MORE IMPORTERS. Liberation Distribution, a web-based distribution company operating in NY and CA, is looking to build its stable of Read More

Companies in 47 States are Now Using Liberation Distribution

June 22, 2018

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Liberation DistributionTM (LibDibTM), the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to sell wholesale alcohol, is calling all wine, Read More

The Hidden Costs of Distribution

May 24, 2018

I spent the last 20 years of my career (I know, I seem so young…HA) setting up and maintaining a distribution network for my family’s Read More

Wine, Women and Wholesale: My thoughts on WSWA

May 17, 2018

I returned from Vegas almost two weeks ago (I had a trip to Florida and New York in between….ah, the start-up world) and I am Read More

It’s Vegas Baby! WSWA Convention is next week….

April 24, 2018

LibDib is heading to Las Vegas next week and is exhibiting at the WSWA conference  (Octavius Ballroom, Booth #528). I had the opportunity to attend Read More

More, More MORE!

April 12, 2018

When it comes to sales, the more information a Maker provides on the LibDib platform, the better. In my opinion, a Maker can never have Read More

Beyond the Taproom: Is This the Bridge Between a Small Start-Up and Full-Scale Distribution?

March 23, 2018

   Earlier this month, beer industry consultant Bump Williams shared during the Brewers Association Power Hour that “access to market for craft brewers, as difficult Read More

Happy Birthday to LibDib!

March 22, 2018

The launch of LibDib was exactly one year ago today. What a year it has been! I am SO proud of what we have accomplished Read More

One Year of LibDib: How Small Wine, Beer and Spirits Have Found 3-Tier Distribution Success

March 22, 2018

Wine Industry Network Afternoon Brief March 22, 2018 Read More

One Year of LibDib: How Small Wine, Beer and Spirits Have Found 3-Tier Distribution Success

March 22, 2018

    Wine Industry Network Afternoon Brief   March 22, 2018 Read More

One Year of LibDib: How Small Wine, Beer and Spirits Have Found 3-Tier Distribution Success

March 22, 2018

    Wine Industry Network Afternoon Brief March 22, 2018 Read More

LibDib Turns One

March 22, 2018

Liberation Distribution, the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to sell wholesale alcohol,  celebrated the one-year anniversary of distribution done differently. Read More

Why Treasury Wine Estates’ Distribution Overhaul Matters to Everyone

March 7, 2018

A couple weeks ago I gave a webinar on distribution to members of the American Craft Spirits Association. This group of truly craft producers shined Read More

3-tier change-up: Wineries explore new distribution models

March 6, 2018

Over the past decade, distributor consolidation has jarred the producer-to-wholesaler ratio, and this evolution is testing the long-standing three-tier system. With many more wineries to Read More

Be Successful With LibDib

February 27, 2018

Every day at least three new Makers sign up on LibDib. Not all of them “go live” right away (due to compliance, waiting for other Read More

Three-Tier Innovations: It’s Now a Little Easier to Drink the Wine You Want

February 26, 2018

There are lots of great wines being made by small producers all over the U.S. The problem is it’s hard to get your hands on Read More

Bad Ass Female Makers

February 8, 2018

My absolute favorite part of this job is spending time with our Makers. I love listening to their stories, learning about innovations and thinking/brainstorming about Read More

Samples Means Selling
Now on LibDib: Reseller Sample Request

February 1, 2018

Samples. Yet another touchpoint for Makers to create their network of buyers. In this crazy world of beverage sales, any and all communications with a Read More

Things I Learned in Florida

January 19, 2018

I was invited to speak at the Beer Industry Summit this past Monday where I was a panel participant on an e-commerce panel. I also Read More

Blue Finger

January 8, 2018

If you are a craft distiller, please join me for the rescheduled American Craft Spirits Association webinar, now on January 31 at 3:00 pm EST. Read More

Geeking Out: A Look At 2017 Trends From The New Distributor On The Block

December 13, 2017

My first year as a licensed distributor is coming to an end. Building a start-up has taken most of my time and I am usually Read More

New Company Rapidly Changing How 3-Tier Alcohol Distribution Happens

December 7, 2017

Cheryl Durzy with WINnovation Award, photo courtesy of North Bay Business Journal   The vast majority of wineries in the US produce less than 5,000 Read More

Top Ten Wine News Stories of 2017

December 5, 2017

Posted by Tom Wark on Dec 5, 2017   Wine News in 2017 was big and varied. Lots of big changes and big events. Some Read More

A Young Online Beverage Alcohol Three-Tier System, LibDib, Evolves

December 1, 2017

Its official name is Liberation Distribution ™ (LibDib ™), and it calls itself “ the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to sell wholesale Read More

Liberation Distribution Updates Platform, Introduces New Features

December 1, 2017

Press Release          Dec. 1, 2017 at 1:29 PM   SAN JOSE, Calif. — Liberation Distribution (LibDib), the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant Read More

How Retailers Benefit When Distribution Is Done Differently.

December 1, 2017

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I received an email from a key buyer asking me to outline the benefits of LibDib to retailers such as himself. Read More

Liberation Distribution Updates Three-Tier System

November 30, 2017

Source: LibDib_Brewbound_11.30.17 Read More

Web-based beer distribution platform adds tools for geo-targeting, pricing, notifications

November 29, 2017

The third-tier of the industry is awesome when it works as intended — as an independent mechanism for connecting beer producers with beer sellers. This Read More

LibDib and The Evolution of the Three-Tier System

November 28, 2017

Posted on November 28, 2017 San Jose, CA, November 28, 2017 -Liberation DistributionTM (LibDibTM), the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform Read More

Distribution Reinvented: Beverage distributors harness technology to keep pace with consumer demand

November 10, 2017

Posted by Janice Cessna | Nov 10, 2017 | Beer, Cider, Management, Marketing, Mead, Spirits, Wine | 0 |   When Prohibition was repealed in Read More

Evolution is the Answer

November 10, 2017

The three-tier system. Those few words bring up a lot of emotion in the beverage industry. Repeal. Reform. Alternatives. I get it. Twenty years ago, Read More

Ingenuity and Technology Making Advances for the Wine Industry

November 7, 2017

Source: https://www.wineindustryadvisor.com/2017/11/07/ingenuity-technology-advances-wine-industry Read More

Amazon, Whole Foods, Online Wine Sales, and What I Think it Means

October 27, 2017

I have received a ton of emails this week based on the news about Amazon shutting down its online wine sales. Some people (mostly not Read More

A Sad Week: Fires in Wine Country

October 17, 2017

Last week was a hard week. A terrible week really. It’s truly heartbreaking to see the fires unfold in the North Bay. Our thoughts are Read More

Alcohol Distribution Tech Start-Up Liberation Distribution Announces Growth

September 28, 2017

San Jose, CA (September 27, 2017) —Liberation Distribution (LibDib), the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to sell wholesale alcohol, announced Read More

LibDib Goes to D.C.: My Foray Into Politics and Other Stuff

September 27, 2017

I am exhilarated after two trips to the East Coast over the past 14 days.  Week one, I visited NY and D.C. for two amazing Read More

San Jose Based Alcohol Distribution Tech Start-Up, Liberation Distribution (LibDib), is Growing and Hiring

September 27, 2017

San Jose, CA, September 27, 2017 – Liberation Distribution (LibDib), the first technology company to offer a three-tier compliant web-based platform to sell wholesale alcohol, Read More

New Digital Platforms Connect the Tiers

September 27, 2017

Transformative technology has been bringing old-world industries into the digital age with ever-increasing fervor, and several web-based technology offerings are making an attempt to update Read More

A Pathway to Wholesale Success for the Small Producer

September 25, 2017

“There is an inherent David and Goliath dynamic in three-tier distribution,” says Brian Rosen, owner of BevStrat. “It is skewed toward the top 300 brands globally, Read More

A Glimpse Into The Future of Women in Our Industry

September 21, 2017

I had the fortunate opportunity to attend two great events in New York and Washington, D.C. last week. Interestingly enough, they were both centered around Read More

Running a Small Business: What I’ve Learned About Priorities

September 13, 2017

I’m a small business owner for the first time in my life and I must say, over the past year I’ve learned a lot. I Read More

A Message to Retailers: It’s Time to Get Crafty

September 6, 2017

It seems everyone in the industry is talking about how independent retailers can survive in the age of Amazon. We love Brad Rosen’s article “Did Read More

Cheryl Durzy quoted in Wine Business Monthly

September 1, 2017

Source: LibDib_WineBusinessMonthlyQuote_Sept2017.pdf Read More

Distribution for the Small Winery

September 1, 2017

Cheryl Murphy Durzy has had a lot of time to consider how conventional interstate wine distribution could be more practical and efficient for small wine Read More

Promoting for Makers: It’s Hard To Do Marketing When It’s Your Own Business

August 29, 2017

Like you, I’m a small business owner and like you, I struggle getting everything done each day. There’s just not enough time! And that’s why Read More

How to Work the Market: A Quick Makers Guide to Selling

August 23, 2017

Working the market. Everyone talks about it but how do you really work a market? Who do you target and how much time should you Read More

Sales Strategies: Sell it yourself, hire a broker or hire a sales team

August 18, 2017

You’re on LibDib. You’ve posted your products. You’ve created a nice-looking page. You’ve figured out a competitive retail price. What’s next? Selling. Ugh you say. Read More

Sales Strategies: Sell it yourself, hire a broker or hire a sales team

August 18, 2017

You’re on LibDib. You’ve posted your products. You’ve created a nice-looking page. You’ve figured out a competitive retail price. What’s next? Selling. Ugh you say. Read More

Lib Dib Considering Partnerships for Expansion

August 10, 2017

Earlier this year Liberation Distribution (LibDib), a web-based alcohol distribution platform, made its debut in New York and California picking up around 150 suppliers in Read More